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Sailboat sinks on Lakeshore in Macatawa, spills 50 gallons of fuel

Posted at 3:45 PM, Jul 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-25 15:52:02-04

MACATAWA, Mich. — A 50-foot sailboat on the South Side of Lake Macatawa sunk Saturday morning.

According to witnesses, the ship was parked at D Dock at the Eldean Shipyard in Macatawa Friday night, and sunk the following morning.

In the salboat's sinking, approximately 50 gallons of diesel fuel leaked into the water.

The Coast Guard Sector of Lake Michigan and local officials are investigating the cause of the sinking.